It’s not every day that a 16-year-old gets to spend weeks working with Angelina Jolie! On the set of the upcoming movie Maleficent, though, Elle Fanning got to do just that, and she learned a lot from the experience.
“We got along very well,” the actress told Yahoo. “She is amazing. She never really [gave me any advice], but I could pick up on things from just observation. She was very meticulous, took care of every detail. Like, the costume she wanted to be right, so she worked with makeup a lot to get the right look and everything. So me seeing her so invested in it that much, it was like, ‘I want to be like that.’”
But it’s not just the the 38-year-old’s attitude on set that Elle wants to emulate. “Angelina has done so much for other people and I hope to do that,” she gushed. “Because she is not just a famous celebrity, people know her around the world because she is able to do things for other people.”
Maleficent tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the point-of-view of the fairytale’s notorious villain, Maleficent. The film hits theaters on May 30.